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  APRIL 9, 2018

 

M.S. Norgoma Refreshes Board with Young Professionals

Sault Ste. Marie – The St. Mary’s River Marine Heritage Centre (SMRMHC) is excited to announce that it has recently grown its governing Board of Directors with the addition of three(3)young professionals from within our community. Joining the Board of Directors are Molly Frenette, William Hollingshead, and Julia Victoria Piskiewicz.

Molly Frenette, is an Employment Advisor with the Employment Network, a division of Community Living Algoma. In her professional role, Ms. Frenette has worked with the SMRMHC Board of Directors to provide summer employment opportunities for youth in our community and will continue to coordinate these opportunities as a member of the Board. Ms. Frenette has also taken on the responsibility of Treasurer of the Board.

William Hollingshead, is the Heritage Programmer at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. Mr. Hollingshead has worked in museums and galleries for 6 years throughout Ontario and sits on a variety of boards including: Steering Committee for Regional Museum Networks with the Ontario Museum Association, Acting Co-Chair of the North Shore Cultural Attractions Network, Vice Chair for the Group of Emerging Museum Professionals, and various other cultural and heritage committees. Mr. Hollingshead’s interests and strengths lie in outreach programming, strategic planning, exhibition planning & design, and volunteer management.

Julia Victoria Piskiewicz, is the Director/Curator at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum and brings with her a wealth of knowledge on Museum administration, management, and curatorship. Ms. Piskiewicz was recently awarded the 2018 Top Industry Leader in Arts & Culture in the District of Algoma by Strive Young Professionals Group.

These new members help to diversify the Board and more accurately represent our community and the needs of the M.S. Norgoma. As young professionals, they bring various skill sets, qualities, and specialized strengths that will ensure the proper governance and prospering of the St. Mary’s River Marine Heritage Centre.

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SUSAN MYER'S FIGHTS TO SAVE THE NORGOMA

Click the link below to read the resolution for maintaining the Norgoma written by Susan Myers.

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/susan-myers-fights-to-save-ms-norgoma-899904

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NEW BUYER NAMED FOR THE NORGOMA

 

City council shared their decision to sell the Norgoma.  Read all about it by clicking on the link below.

https://saultonline.com/2018/04/norgoma-buyer-named-city-staff-want-to-push-for-sale/

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THE NORGOMA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Councillors to vote on seizing MS Norgoma, handing it over to US business man (updated)

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/councillors-to-vote-on-seizing-ms-norgoma-handing-it-over-to-us-businessman-844203

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Marine Heritage Award

Gordon Smedley who has been involved with the Norgoma since it first arrived in the Sault in 1977 was given an award from City Council, for his work of preserving and maintaining the Norgoma. Read the details from Sault on Line here.

Gordon Smedley receiving his award at City Council Meeting

https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/smiling-mayor-gives-aw…

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THE NORGOMA WANTS YOUR STORIES AND PICTURES OF THE NORGOMA!

Image of a female in front of her computer with a cup of coffe. Contimplating whether to contribute to the Norgoma

Norgoma supporters and website followers the Norgoma is looking for stories and pictures of the Norgoma when she was a working ship.  If you have anything relating to the Norgoma we would really appreciate receiving such items.  This information or image would be posted on the blog page and othe…

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CTV News Video Oct 23, 2017

The future of the Norgoma continues to be an issue. CTV News presented this video relating to the issue. Oct. 23, 2017

or click here to view 
https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/norgoma-s-future-remains-uncertain-over-15-years-we-ve-been-dealing-with-this-issue-1.3644346

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Sightings by a drone of Sault Ste. Marie Canada. July 2, 2016

If you follow the drone for about 8 minutes you will see the Sault Ste. Marie Marina where the Norgoma is docked. Filmed by Larry Bond July 2, 2016.

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Susan Myers talking about the Norgoma at City Council October 12, 2017

Susan Myers' interest in the Norgoma remaining where it is, very evident in this video Taken in October 12, 2017.

 

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RECENT MEDIA

Norgoma's future may be sunk | Sault Star
www.saultstar.com/2017/10/10/norgomas-future-may-be-sunk

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LATEST NEWS

Sault Star Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11,2017

COUNCILLORS SPAR OVER NORGOMA

Through the years there has been an ongoing struggle for funds to maintain and renovate the Norgoma. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, City Council addressed the issue again. They were looking at relocat…

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